Take 5 with Adie Camp

Recording artist Adie Camp’s second album, Just You and Me (BEC Recordings), is one of those beautiful worshipful albums that defies that sophomore album slump.  Life since The Benjamin Gate has been busy for Adie, who released her first solo album in 2006, married fellow recording artist Jeremy Camp, and gave birth to two beautiful daughters.  Plus, she’s the worship leader at her church. Whew!  Despite her hectic life, Adie was kind enough to Take 5 with Backseat Writer.  And this one includes a love story…so read on.

You met your husband, recording artist Jeremy Camp while on tour with your former band, The Benjamin Gate.  Did you ever thing you would go on tour and meet your future husband?  And, for the ladies, how did he ask you to marry you?

No, I wasn’t looking to meet anyone at that time at all. In fact I had committed in my heart for it to be a season where I just focused on my walk with the Lord. I was coming out of a very dry season spiritually and I knew I had lots in my heart that I wanted to sort through

We weren’t interested in each other at all at first. I was so blown away by Jeremy’s walk with the Lord and his testimony. I asked him a lot of questions about it all and we became good friends very quickly… and then we both realized it was a whole lot more… 😉

Our engagement story… It was GMA week and instead of going to the Dove Awards we decided to dress up and go somewhere fun. He had pre-planned this all obviously… We went to this awesome restaurant and they sat us down at a table that was by itself, tucked away from everyone else.

Jeremy had them put a CD player underneath the table and after dinner was finished he pulled it out and it was playing one of my favorite worship songs (the song I wanted to walk down the aisle to).He then ran around the table and got on his knee.  In the meantime they had brought the ring in a little dessert box.

It was a very special night because we had the best conversation about all that the Lord was doing in our hearts and so it very special for that to be the tone for the night.

You and Jeremy have two daughters, which you home-school due to touring.  Is the industry harder on musician moms—why or why not?

I think it depends on ones outlook. There are so many things in life that can be a challenge. As a family we are so thankful for all the things we do have and try not to focus on the sacrifices we have to make as a family. We love what we do and are honored that we have the platform we have. The girls love being on the road too, which is great.

Home schooling is perfect for us because it gives us stuff to do in the morning while everyone else is sleeping.

The title of your sophomore album, Just You and Me, was born out of the song, “Only You.”  What is the story behind the song?

I have been leading worship at our church for about a year and a half and that was one of my favorite songs to sing. It seemed like every time we played it, I really felt like everything else would fade away and it was just me and the Lord. It was one of those songs that always took me to that very special place with Him and so it was the easiest decision for me to make for it to be a part of my album.

Let’s talk a little about the album’s first single, “Where Could I Go.” What was going on in your life when you wrote this song?

I actually didn’t write this song, but I can share what it means to me. In Psalm 139 it says, “Where can I go from your Spirit, where I can I flee from Your presence. If I go up to the heavens, You are there. If I make my bed in the depths, You are there…”

It has been a verse that has brought me comfort many times in my life. No matter what we go thru as people, or what we have experienced in our lives, God is always there and He has never left us.

Ask Another Artist:: Here’s a random question from another artist.  Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch and FMStatic asks: If you were in an action movie….would you be starring with Nicolas Cage, Keanu Reeves, or Daniel Craig?

Oh no, that’s the choice??? I have to say those are probably three of my least favorite actors!!! ha ha 🙂 If I had my choice – I would be starring with Robert Downey Jr in Iron Man, or with Edward Norton in The Hulk –any comic movies for me!!!  But if I HAVE to choose from Trevor’s list, I’ll go with Nicholas Cage… 🙂

For more information on Adie Camp, visit her online at http://myspace.com/adiecamp, follow her on Twitter (@adiecamp), and for crying out loud, buy Just You and Me!!!

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